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If you are new to the campus, or have never been to the Veterans Services Center, we hope you will take the time to come by and let our staff show you the wonderful amenities we have to offer or student veteran community. The VSC is a great place to hang out and meet new friends, study, utilize our Student Computer Lab (free printing!), get a nice, hot, cup of coffee (we brew it strong!), grab a snack, or just spend some time in the company of other veterans. I hope to see you soon at the UW Veterans Services Center. We are located in Knight Hall, room 241.
The Veterans Services Center (VSC) utilizes campus email to keep our student veterans up-to-date and informed fo the latest news, events, programs, policies, and information related to benefits and services for student veterans. If you are not receiving our emails, please call, email, or stop by the VSC to give us your contact information.
Every Friday around noon, the VSC will be serving free pizza for its students. Come on down, grab a slice, and relax with us in between classes!
On October 17th, VSC will be participating in the annual Laramie Homecoming Parade. Veterans are invited to come and join in this exciting event.
On October 27th, VSC will be hosting the 2nd annual Chili Cookoff. Come out and join us for free food and some good, old fashioned competition. Times: TBA
Effective immediately, all student veterans and military dependents attending the University of Wyoming on VA or State of WY sponsored education benefits are eligible for Priority Registration. This means veterans and dependents utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Voc Rehab, Survivors Benefits, or WY War Veterans and Surviving Dependents benefits, are eligible to register for classes before registration opens to the general population. This will aid our benefit recipients in getting their college degree program completed, or as much as possible, prior their benefit running out. The UW Registrar's Office will make official notification to eligible students regarding the early registration deadlines and process.
The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Since the program's inception, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $2.2 million in financial support. These scholarship funds are just a portion of the Tillman Military Scholar experience which also focuses on guiding an engaged community and providing essential resources that empower Scholars to serve and lead in their local communities and ease the transition from military to civilian life. A UW student veteran has been selected to this year's Tillman Military Scholars and a formal public press release will soon be made. For more information regarding the scholarships, please inquire at the Veterans Services Center, 241 Knight Hall.
The scholarship applications have closed for this current year. For more information please see Marty Martinez in the Veterans Services Center Knight Hall room 241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the VSC, or check our "Financial-Aid" tab, for information on the many scholarships available to our student veterans.
On September 12th, UW hosted its annual military appreciation game. Veterans and their families were invited onto the field to create the "tunnel" that the University of Wyoming Cowboys come out of. VSC also presented two awards for exemplary faculty members. This year's recipients were Michell Anderson and Katrina McGee, whose work in their respective programs has been of invaluable help to veterans, their families, and the VSC alike. The awards were presented by Senator Barrasso, Senator Enzi, University of Wyoming President McGinity, Marnam Kuehne Foundation board member, Jack Tarter, and VSC director, Marty Martinez. Veterans and their dependents also had a great time at the Student Veterans' Tailgate, hosted by our student veterans.
Also in September, VSC hosted its annual Open House. The event is designed to give veteran and dependent students a tour of the facilities, as well as familiarize them with the different services that the center provides. During this year's Open House, we had over fifty students come in and learn about our services, as well as enjoy some good food provided by a local resturaunt.
The Veterans Services Center also provides Orientation seminars each semester for our new and transfer student veterans. If you would like to attend an Orientation seminar, please contact the VSC.